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Rights of Nature: The Next Revolution?

Tuesday 25th June 18:00
Depot cinema, Pinwell, Road, Lewes, BN7 2JS

Matthew Bird, Love our Ouse Director and Rights of River motion proposer will be on the panel with the University of Sussex for an exciting event showcasing the Rights of Nature global movement at Depot as part of their annual Climate Action! Festival with their ‘Back to Nature’ theme.

Women’s rights, civil rights, human rights…yet nature still has little legal standing in a court of law. With our ever urgent Climate and Nature crisis, there is an uprising around the world to give nature a voice and the same protections to live and thrive. Join us for a specially curated selection of short films exploring the fast growing nature rights movement around the world from South America to the Arctic to Lewes UK.

Booking link for tickets:

Lewes Climate Hub

Wednesday 3 July – Saturday 20 July
32 High Street, Lewes
All events FREE unless otherwise indicated

Over three weeks in July, come and celebrate, learn about and see how you can help to protect our local waters – and the amazing wildlife that live in them! With talks, exhibitions, craft-making and activities for all ages.

This bumper annual season is packed with contributions including from Wilder Ouse, Sussex Wildlife Trust, Sussex Underwater, Sussex Dolphin Project, Artist Ruth Lawrence, Strandliners. Lewes CLimate Hub will also be faciliating a People’s Assembly – How can we safeguard our water? to discuss what measures you would like to see in order to safeguard the quality of the water in our taps, rivers and oceans, and protect it against the interests of big business.

Love our Ouse will be offering an array of activities as part of the season. We hope you can join us!

We are the River – an interactive installation in situ throughout the season. Choose an ‘Ouse question card’ to express what the River Ouse means to you, what you mean to the river and your wishes for the River’s future – and contribute to this powerful installation of river voices.

Wednesday 3 July
11am-12.30pm: Coffee morning with Love Our Ouse
Join Natasha Padbury of Love Our Ouse at our weekly coffee morning. Natasha will talk about the group’s pioneering work seeking to give the River Ouse back its intrinsic rights to live and thrive, which – if successful – could have transformative impacts for rivers and waterways across the UK

Saturday 6 July
11am-12.30pm: River animal mask-making
Come and make your very own mask of an egret, kingfisher or seal with the Love Our Ouse team. Fun for all the family!

Check out the full programme: